Frost, Phyllis (1917–2004)
Frost, Phyllis (1917–2004)
Australian reformer and humanitarian. Name variations: Dame Phyllis Frost. Born Phyllis Turner in 1917 in Australia; grew up in Brighton, them rural Croydon; died 2004; dau. of Harry and Irene Turner; sister of Elizabeth Turner (the 1st woman superintendent of Royal Children's Hospital) and Nancy Turner (founded the Australian Dietetics Council); attended Melbourne University; m. Glenn Frost (dentist, died 1987); children: Liz, Pauline and Christine.
Began career as a physiotherapist; worked with the Victorian Relief Committee (now VicCare) for over 30 years; helped start the Australian branch of the Freedom from Hunger campaign; gave her approval for the women's prison at Deer Park (2001), later named the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, the culmination of her many years on the women's prison council.
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